There are better solutions than incarceration to keep communities safe. Drawing upon 40 years of experience innovating programs for youth and adults with special needs in New York City's courts, CASES has helped thousands of individuals build productive, crime-free lives. Our programs allow judges to offer alternative sanctions that cost significantly less than incarceration and lead to better long-term outcomes for individuals and their communities.Read More About CASES
On October 23, several CASES staff attended the graduation ceremony of the Howie the Harp Peer Training Program. This program trains individuals with a history of mental health issues to help others seeking recovery.
CASES Mourns the Death of Alan Epstein, Chair of CASES Board of Trustees
On September 4, Alan Epstein, Chair of the CASES Board of Trustees, died from complications related to cancer. Alan was 56 years old. CASES reports his passing with profound sadness as well as sincere gratitude for his committed service to our organization and our city.
CASES Featured in Juvenile Justice Information Exchange Op-Ed
Victoria Vattimo, Legislative Coordinator for the New York State Office of Children and Family Services, wrote a piece about the effectiveness of the community-based service model. She writes about the partnership between CASES and Union Settlement Association and how they offer services to court-involved youth.
CASES Joins Raise the Age NY Campaign
CASES is proud to be part of the Raise the Age NY Campaign, an initiative urging Governor Cuomo and other elected state officials to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 18.
CASES’ Next Steps Program Celebrates First Graduate
5CASES is proud to announce the first graduate of our Next Steps college access and retention program. In Spring 2013, Anthony K. earned his Associate’s degree from Kingsborough Community College. Anthony is the first participant in Next Steps to secure a post-secondary degree. This fall, he will matriculate to the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. His long-term goal is to teach high school history.
At the age of eighteen, Jose was given the opportunity to enter CASES' Court Employment Project (CEP) rather than serve a prison sentence. He is currently enrolled at Borough of Manhattan Community College and is thankful that he got a second chance.Read More